max roost height?

captionerlady

Chirping
8 Years
May 22, 2011
17
4
79
Eagle, Idaho
Hi,
If I will be clipping their wings, and I'm likely going to only have one roost bar going across the coop, what is the maximum height for them to be able to get up on the roost bar? Thanks, Lisa
 

secuono

Crowing
12 Years
May 29, 2010
1,854
32
266
Virginia
What breed are they? Cliping one or both wings? The heavier, the lower the roost needs to be. Will there be a ladder up or just the lone bar? I'll say 4ft for the fattest birds, Most 5ft, but if you have 'flighty' banties or Dutch, 8ft would still work.
 

Captain Carrot

Songster
8 Years
Jan 25, 2011
471
7
111
Austria
it depends on if there is enough room for them to fly back down. You don't want them smashing into walls when they make their decent.

Mine will roost at 7 feet if given the chance, but they also have about 8 feet of space between roost and wall for a safe landing. My cockerel once roosted outside in a tree which was about 10 feet high. He's about 4 lbs.

as posted above some chickens prefer not to roost too high, while others will roost as high as you let them. A ladder or ramp would be recommended for really high roosts.
 

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